2019 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 207 - Miscellaneous Crimes
NRS 207.014 - Habitually fraudulent felons: Definition; punishment.

Universal Citation: NV Rev Stat § 207.014 (2019)

1. A person who:

(a) Has been convicted in this State of any felony committed on or after July 1, 1995, of which fraud or intent to defraud is an element; and

(b) Has previously been two times convicted, whether in this State or elsewhere, of any felony of which fraud or intent to defraud is an element before the commission of the felony under paragraph (a),

is a habitually fraudulent felon and shall be punished for a category B felony by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 5 years and a maximum term of not more than 20 years, if the victim of each offense was an older person, a person with a mental disability or a vulnerable person.

2. The prosecuting attorney shall include a count under this section in any information or shall file a notice of habitually fraudulent felon if an indictment is found, if the prior convictions and the alleged offense committed by the accused are felonies of which fraud or intent to defraud is an element and the victim of each offense was:

(a) An older person;

(b) A person with a mental disability; or

(c) A vulnerable person.

3. The trial judge may not dismiss a count under this section that is included in an indictment or information.

4. As used in this section:

(a) “Older person” means a person who is:

(1) Sixty-five years of age or older if the crime was committed before October 1, 2003.

(2) Sixty years of age or older if the crime was committed on or after October 1, 2003.

(b) “Person with a mental disability” means a person who has a mental impairment which is medically documented and substantially limits one or more of the person’s major life activities. The term includes, but is not limited to, a person who:

(1) Suffers from an intellectual disability;

(2) Suffers from a severe mental or emotional illness;

(3) Has a severe learning disability; or

(4) Is experiencing a serious emotional crisis in his or her life as a result of the fact that the person or a member of his or her immediate family has a catastrophic illness.

(c) “Vulnerable person” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 200.5092.

(Added to NRS by 1995, 855; A 1995, 1338; 1997, 1185; 2003, 2568; 2005, 1114; 2013, 690; 2015, 813)

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